Tignon

35min 19 stops
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The 1786 Tignon Law of Louisiana was enacted to oppress affluent women of African descent, to decrease their beauty and thereby diffuse their alure to white men. Under the administration of Governor Esteban Rodriguez Miro, women of African descent we...

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Edict of Good Government, July 2, 1784, Digest of the Acts and Deliverations of the Cabildo, Laws, Volume 1, Book 3, p. 105-112

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